6 July 2016
A ROMAN TURQUOISE BLUE GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
The twin tubular phials wound with a spiral trail, and four vertical looped zigzag trails on the front, back and sides, these trails extending into a three tiered looped and trailed handle
11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 1997.
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For the type cf. Matheson, 1980, pp. 121-123, nos 327-330, von Saldern, 1974, p. 232, no. 681b, and two once in the Constable-Maxwell collection, sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 4-5 June 1979, lots 243 and 245.
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